He later said he was "grateful" for his parents' decision, as the chances of forging a professional football career were "so slim". You are your own editor, nobody else is choosing what is being seen of you. The Times praised Sheen's "astonishing vitality"  while The Independent found him "sensationally good" and noted that "the Norwegian press were grudgingly captivated by the mercurial Welsh boyo". In addition, Sheen made his film debut that year, appearing opposite Kenneth Branagh in Othello. The play later transferred to Broadway. From to , Sheen starred as Mozart in a successful revival of Amadeus.